From the International Medical Informatics Association

NI2014 – 12th International Congress on Nursing Informatics: Submissions Open 01 June

The Twelfth International Congress on Nursing Informatics (NI2014) will be held in Taipei in 2014. Dates 21-25 June; venue Taipei International Convention Center. Information is available via the website at (currently undergoing some updating). The call for abstracts flyer is here.

The online submissions will open on 01 June, 2013. All abstracts must be submitted and be received on or before September 15, 2013 through the on-line Abstract Submission System.

For authors that need language support, submit by the pre-submission deadline, August 31, 2013. (this does NOT guarantee acceptance; it is a mechanism to provide support and feedback)

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee of the NI2014, and reviewing results will be notified by emailing the decision of acceptance/ rejection to the presenting authors only by December 15, 2013.

The aim of the congress is to provide a single, high-profile, internationally renowned forum for research in the theory and practice of nursing informatics. Over the years, the congress has been instrumental in the advancement of nursing informatics which has made a great stride toward the provision of an International discussion forum as evidenced by the number of successful meetings held so far. NI2009 in Finland and NI2012 in Canada successfully attracted over 600 participants. NI2014 in Taipei will also present the most up-to-date scientific evidence through our comprehensive scientific program which will cover a wide range of topics to be presented in the invited speakers’ lectures, educational sessions, as well as the abstract-based program.


May 7, 2013 Posted by | conference, education, IMIA, IMIA-NI, nursing, SIG | , , , , , | Leave a comment

IFHIMA Global News, May 2013: Final Countdown to IFHIMA Congress

IFHIMA (The International Federation of Health Information Management – has published the latest issue (No. 13, May 2013) of their Global News, available as a PDF download.

This issue contains reports, inter alia, on “Health Information Management &
Technology – Recent Trends” from Saudi Arabia, an Iranian Perspective on
“Transition from Medical Record Practitioners to Health Information Technology Professionals”, the recent seminar on “Health Information Management (HIM) for Europe – Ways, Achievements and Perspectives” held at the EFMI STC meeting, and on “Outreach Visits to Nigeria, Kenya & Tanzania”.

The 17th IFHIMA Congress on Health Information Management: Making a World of Difference is to be held next week, on 13-15 May, 2013 in Montreal, Canada, and hosted by the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) – see In addition, the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA – is partnering with IFHIMA and CHIMA, and Canada Health Infoway will be hosting a SNOMED CT Workshop in Montreal, QC at the Marriott Chateau Champlain, immediately following the conclusion of the IFHIMA congress.

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Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship; HISA Apps Challenge

HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia – is proud to introduce the Joan Edgecumbe Continued Professional Development Scholarship into their repertoire of annual Awards and scholarships. See full information on the HISA website:

joan1074This scholarship is in recognition of the continued service and passion to the health informatics sector by Mrs. Joan Edgecumbe. Joan is one of HISA’s founding members and over HISA’s 20 year history has occupied the role of Executive Officer, committee member and Board member, until her retirement in 2011. The Joan Edgecumbe Scholarship is designed to encourage undergraduate, graduate certificate, diploma, masters and PhD students who demonstrate commitment and promise in the field of health informatics to attend the annual Health Informatics Conference 2013.

To be considered for the Joan Edgecumbe Continuing Professional Development Scholarship, please fill out the form on Please note that this scholarship is only available to HISA members. Application close on 31 May.


HISA Apps Challenge 2013: HISA’s Health Apps Challenge invites budding app developers to come up with an idea for an app to assist and improve health and health outcomes. Participants are required to design* an innovative e-health related mobile application that facilitates and improves the way individuals experience or receive healthcare or access and use information that can improve health outcomes.

apps2013hisaThis year participants may enter an app that addresses any healthcare topic, but we encourage you to consider focusing on one of the following four areas, in keeping with the themes of HIC 2013:

  • Mental health
  • Oncology
  • Indigenous health
  • Chronic disease management

Full information is at Monday 3 June – Submission deadline (9.00 AM EST)

* Applicants to HISA’s Health Apps Challenge 2013 are not required to actually develop their app prior to entry in the competition. Submissions involve a video presentation of the app concept.

May 7, 2013 Posted by | APAMI, Australia, award | , , | Leave a comment

HINZ 2013 Conference: 27-29 November, Rotorua

The 12th Annual Conference and Health Innovation Marketplace (HINZ 2013 Conference), will be held on 27-29 November 2013, in Rotorua, New Zealand with the theme “Engaged Patients: Rebalancing the clinical relationship“.  Full information will be updated on the HINZ website, via

HINZ is also on Facebook: and Twitter:

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